Landscape and Memory
A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
"Opening a radically new and original path into history, Simon Schama explores the scenery of our Western culture, both real landscapes and landscapes of the mind that have given us our sense of homeland, the dark woods of our imagined origins. What unfolds is a series of compelling journeys through space and time: from the ancient woodland of Poland, a symbol over the centuries of national endurance, through the forest birthplace of the German psyche, to the Big Trees of Yosemite that gave a new nation its holy past. Through all of history, from pre-classical antiquity to the Third Reich and beyond, Schama uncovers the myths and memories that have stamped themselves on our most basic social instincts and institutions: territorial identity, the wild and domestic, mortality and immortality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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In the German culture where modern forestry began , some enthusiast thought to
go one better than the botanical volumes that merely illustrated the taxonomy of
trees . Instead the books themselves were to be fabricated from their subject ...
And for better or worse , it passed down time like driftwood , as the myth of
thwarted imperial penetration , fetching up again in the imaginations of Alexander
von Humboldt , Joseph Conrad , John Huston , and many many more pilots of ...
It may have been his skirmish with Coryate that gave Taylor an even better notion
. His self - presentation turned on the fancy that somehow he was the authentic
yeoman type to which his more literary rivals merely pretended . Thus where ...
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LANDSCAPE AND MEMORYGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
With this fascinating, encyclopedic survey of cultural landscapes, Schama (Dead Certainties, 1991, etc.) demonstrates once again just why he holds a charmed place in the literature of historical ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JayLivernois - LibraryThing
I find this a hard book to finish. It is one of those books it seems difficult to get into although the material is interesting and the thought good. Volledige review lezen